Office of the Provost

About the Provost

W. Kent Fuchs

Kent Fuchs was appointed Cornell's provost effective January 2009. He served as the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering from 2002-2008. He was formerly the Head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Michael J. and Catherine R. Birck Distinguished Professor at Purdue University, 1996-2002. Prior to that appointment, he was a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1985-1996.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of the ACM. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary Society) and Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary Society). He has received awards for both teaching and research and alumni awards from Duke University and the University of Illinois. While at Purdue University he was appointed as a Distinguished Professor.

Fuchs received a B.S.E. degree from Duke University, M.Div. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.

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